Dental implants offer patients the chance to have strong teeth againDental implants are strong, sturdy titanium posts that are inserted into your jaw. The implant acts as a tooth root would and allows for a prosthetic tooth to be attached. The prosthetic tooth is color matched to your teeth so no one will know it’s fake.
The Rise and Rise of Dental Implants…As technology progresses and as more dental professionals research implant surgery it has become one of the most safe and long-lasting ways of dealing with a missing tooth. In a recent report on dental implants was published: it looked at all the information (available in English) over a ten year period concern dental implants. The report found that implant surgery is better for your health and is more cost-effective than dentures or other forms of treating tooth loss. The new report also found that more and more people are requesting dental implants as a solution for their missing teeth—as far as dental surgery goes it is actually popular: more people are choosing implant surgery, even though in some cases the immediate costs are slightly more than dentures. The key phrase being ‘immediate costs.’ See once you’ve had the implant surgery and the prosthetic tooth has been attached the upkeep costs are minimal. In fact, the upkeep for a prosthetic tooth involves no more than the upkeep of your natural teeth. Regularly brush and floss your teeth and be careful what you eat and drink.
The Health Benefits Of Implant Surgery Are A Significant Factor In Its Popularity…Dental implants are beneficial not just for your teeth and gums but also for your jaw. Some of the benefits include:
- Unlike dentures, implant surgery allows you to speak and eat normally
- There is no prosthetic that mimics the naturally tooth as closely as dental implants
- Helps prevent jawbone deterioration – Tooth loss causes the adjacent teeth to rotate and move in an attempt to close the gap. It also causes bone deterioration, which can cause further tooth loss.
- Cardiovascular disease/heart attacks
- Chronic kidney disease
Implant Surgery at Curtis R. Couch D.D.S. …Dental implants are titanium anchors that are inserted surgically into jawbone. Small posts are then attached which provide stable anchors for the prosthetic tooth. The implant surgery is a two-step process:
- The first step is when the implants are inserted into the jawbone. It takes around 3-6 months for the implant to bond with your jaw.
- The second step takes place after the jaw has bonded with the implant. An impression of your teeth is taken and then the posts are attached to your implants. These posts are what allow the prosthetic tooth to be attached.